Key objectives for manufacturers of industrial equipment and components are delivering products that perform better while keeping production costs down. The ability to do so often depends on the right choice of cutting tools combined with appropriate materials for the specific application.
We have long been helping customers achieve improved component quality and higher productivity with cutting tools that combine faster cutting speeds with long service life. Since machining is often a significant cost in a manufacturing process, the right tooling solution and machining process can make a big difference. In fact, our research shows that a 20 percent increase in machine utilization can provide a 10 percent higher profit gross margin.
As a leading developer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys, we also offer an extensive range of materials, many of which are designed for more efficient machining. With our in-depth application knowledge, we can recommend the optimum material for each purpose, often enhancing end-product performance. Working closely with our customers, we help them improve their processes and products, sharpening their competitive edge.